A poignant WWII memoir told from the perspective of a little boy:
A School Boy's War is an insightful, heartfelt and well-crafted tale of a young boy, acutely aware and blissfully ignorant of the dangerous world he and his family struggle to survive. Funny and heartbreaking and written in a voice as powerful as Frank McCourt himself.
- Erin Holroyd, Literary Teacher, Journalist, Staff Writer.
Jim Dalton loved being a fighter pilot, even with all its dangers. Spellbound, he watched as the Messerschmidt 110 pumped bullets directly into the Hurricane’s fuselage...
Years later a team of aviation archaeologists were excavating a Hurricane that had fallen during the Battle of Britain and discovered Jim’s remains, along with a fob watch, wallet and dilapidated photo of a young woman.
Over 40 years ago RAF Excalibur was mysteriously shot down while on a secret mission to Austria. Its cargo, a form of gas designed to make decision making almost impossible when exposed to the atmosphere and breathed in.
Now the wreckage is breaking up on a lake bed releasing the gas. It emerges and affects the locals of a small village leading to extraordinary behavior. The key lies in the past.
The winds of war are already churning across Europe and threatening England when Tilly and Nuella, two young women from different regions of the U.K. and complete strangers to one another, flee their upbringing and strive to succeed beyond their humble origins for life in the big city of London. Working at secret Bletchley Park, they meet two Canadian officers, marry them and move to Canada.
The Nazis pulverize London with deadly bombs! Sarah Randle struggles for survival. Britain has a shortage of RAF Pilots. Women begin to ferry Spitfires and other military aircraft to free up RAF pilots for battle. Sarah is one of these extraordinary women. She finds herself in life and death situations. A handsome Spitfire pilot saves her life. Can he appeal to her broken heart, to love again?
Published: May 28, 2012.
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In 1940 London, the parents of a 12-year-old boy are killed in the Blitz. Seeking shelter, the boy enters an ancient tunnel. When he emerges it’s 65 years later yet he’s still 12. Labeled a runaway, he’s put in a boarding school with uncaring staff and a bully. He travels to Scotland, France and Germany seeking answers. Should he go back into the tunnel and try to return to the world he once knew?
This diary is the 3rd in a series of four volumes written by Ruby Side Thompson. They document her experience about World War Two in England and the London Blitz. The diaries are unique, written from a woman's experience during war time. They include Ruby's opinions written only for the privacy of her diary. Her views are often ahead of her time.
German armies once more march across Europe and one small Welsh village is changed forever.
Carrie has escaped the suffocating, unhealthy love of her brother. With her innate kindness and strength, she begins her new life in midwifery. But, the shadows of war rise and she is sent first to Birmingham and then London during the Blitz. This is the compelling, continuing saga of the Llewellyn family.
February 25, 1956: “Ship down and all is well.” These six words recorded the landing of the first manned spacecraft on Mars. This book tells the story of the events that led to that momentous, but heretofore unrecorded occasion, and the story of the fabulous character who wrote those words.
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.